African Plant Database

Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 1: 207 (1960)
Information on the genus : Cadaba
Basionym : Cleome aphylla Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cleome aphylla Thunb. (1800)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cadaba juncea (Sparrm.) Harv. ex Hook. f.
=Schepperia juncea (Sparrm.) DC.
=Cleome juncea Sparrm. (1780) (1780), non Berg. (1767)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Leafless, twiggy shrub to 2 m tall, with rather virgate, stiff 'branches with subspinous apices.
Ecology : Dry bushland or semi-desert conditions. S. Africa, Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 3 m. Alt: 20 - 1800 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, LP, NC, NW, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1970). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 13: 172-173
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 56-57 (1985).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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